Historic Markers Across South Carolina

King's Mountain Military Academy Site

Marker ID: SCHM 46-17
Location: King's Mt. St., in front of Episcopal Home for Children, York
County: York
Coordinates: N 35° 0.247    W 081° 14.438
  35.00411666    -81.24063333
Style: Free Standing **


Micah Jenkins and Asbury Coward, graduates of The Citadel in Charleston, founded this Yorkville school in 1855. Closed during the Civil War, it was re-opened in 1866 by Coward, who later became head of S. C. Military Academy. The school closed permanently shortly before 1909, when the property was sold to the Episcopal Church Home.

Erected by York County Historical Commission - 1981


Two sided - Micah Jenkins